How To Care For Wool Blankets

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I started writing this blog post before the Coronavirus pandemic struck and I was in two minds whether to post it.  I’ve decided to go ahead because it looks as if we will be in lock down for a while and at some point you might welcome the distraction of a little spring cleaning.  This […]

Maud’s Travels Marrakech Part 2

Three Things To Do In Marrakech 1. Take a stroll in the Majorelle Gardens The Majorelle Gardens were created by the French painter, Jacques Majorelle, in 1923 and opened to the public in 1947. Majorelle was passionate about plants and collected rare species from all over the world on his travels. The gardens have been […]

Why Wool? Five Facts About Wool

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Why Choose Wool? Wool is hypoallergenic, antibacterial and resistant to dust mites. It’s 100% biodegradable.  At the end of its life it can be returned to the soil where it will break down in a short period of time fertilising plants with nitrogen as it decomposes. 3. It’s anti-static.  It generates very little static electricity […]

Moroccan Wedding Blankets

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Vintage Moroccan wedding blankets, also known as handira or tamizart, have been popular with interior designers and stylists for some time.  The neutral colour palette of the blankets makes them an extremely versatile addition to a bedroom or sitting room.  They add elegance, texture, pattern, glamour and sparkle and can be used in a variety […]

Josef Frank Exhibition: Patterns Furniture Painting

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Josef Frank, architect, designer and artist (1885-1967) The Fashion and Textile museum in London is currently holding the first UK exhibition of the work of Josef Frank (1885 – 1967), who is considered to be one of Sweden’s most influential designers.  Bold, vibrant, botanical prints characterise the work of the architect, designer and artist and […]

How To Create A Cosy Home This Christmas

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Tips On Creating A Cosy Home I’m typing this post wrapped in one of our cosy waffle throws to block out the blast of cold air coming through ancient wooden French doors and cursing myself for not ordering replacement wooden doors and windows earlier in the year. As a sun-loving Leo I struggle with the […]

Monochrome Interior Inspiration

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Monochrome Interiors And How To Create Them   Scandi or monochrome interiors can be difficult to pull off as they can look stark, cold and clinical.  Two Scandinavian designers who nail this look are Danish fashion, interior designer and artist, Marlene Birger and Swedish stylist, make-up artist and founder of boutique, Miloii, Karolina Vertus.  You […]

Maud’s Travels – Marrakech Part 1

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 Marrakech Part 1 – Day 1 The Souks Marrakech is one of my favourite cities. I am drawn to its souks bursting with crafts, the creativity of the artisans, the architecture, the fragrant tagines and sweet, sticky, pastries and its welcoming people.  It’s only a short flight from the UK so it’s the perfect destination […]

Riad Due Marrakech

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Riad Due a hip boutique hotel in the Marrakech Medina Riad Due is a boutique hotel tucked away in the Marrakech Medina.  It’s a typical Riad set around a courtyard with rooms facing inward but it has been elegantly restored and decorated by Italian owner Giovanna Cinel, who also owns Riad 72.  The Riad has […]

Maud’s Top 5 Things To Do In Jaipur

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Maud’s Top 5 Things To Do In Jaipur   Visit Phool Mandi the wholesale flower market Go early, the market opens at 06.00 and watch as local farmers carry in huge sacks bursting with roses and marigolds which are traded in front of you. Later the same day you will see garland makers all over […]